The chart below displays how drops off for each of the weapons selected above in meters.
All values are from hitting the chest of a player with no armour equipped.
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Due to how buckshot has unreliable damage, an average(4 pellets) is used to determine damage.
This tool would not have been possible without the help of Reddit user Gews, who explained how the maths behind damage dropoff in DayZ works to WOBO. Thank you Gews!
A weapons Base Damage, Air Friction, Initial Speed, Typical Speed and Default Damage Override stats determine when a weapon or ammo type will drop-off in damage AND how quickly it drops off in damage.
Most weapons in DayZ are immediately impacted by damage dropping off over distance once fired. Moreover, when shooting players at a very long distance in DayZ, damage drop-off impacts weapon damage significantly.
Beyond a certain distance in DayZ, it becomes better to aim for the head of a player to inflict maximum damage and have any chance of one-shoting them with a burst of damage.
Weapons in DayZ can be split into serveral weapon categories that are as follows: Assault Rifles, Sniper Rifles, Sub Machine Guns, Rifles, Shotguns, Pistols and Projectile Firearms.
DayZ weapons have a lot of stats that impact how a weapon will react to different situations. These stats can be changed slightly or drastically by attaching attachments to your weapons in DayZ.
With most weapons allowing attachments in DayZ, you can customise how your weapon performs in-game. However, most weapon attachments don't do much to improve your weapon.
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